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    Minor Notes Total Credits
    Agricultural and Natural Resource Law Open to undergraduates from all disciplines who wish to focus on business, environmental and social regulatory issues related to the production of food, fuel and fiber. 15
    Agricultural and Natural Resources Ethics and Policy Open to undergraduates who wish to augment their technical training in the agricultural and natural resource-related disciplines with selected liberal arts and sciences courses and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences policy-related courses. 15
    Agricultural Communication Gain a basic understanding of and develop a skill level for communication techniques in agriculture and natural resources. Open to all students. 15
    Bioinformatics Provides solid exposure to bioinformatics with an emphasis on microbes. Open to all students who have a science background and who meet course prerequisites. 15-16
    Entomology and Nematology Open to any student who wants additional knowledge in this biological science field. 15
    Environmental Horticulture Helps students who seek employment opportunities associated with plant science, landscape and nursery horticulture. Also open to degree-seeking students at off-campus locations. 15
    Environmental Science Intended for majors in science, engineering or business. Provides exposure to the major subject areas of the environmental core. 15-17
    Extension Education By offering coursework in nonformal and formal educational methods, adult education, leadership, youth programs and communication methods along with field experience, prepares students for careers in the cooperative extension service. 15
    Family, Youth and Community Sciences Introduces the core areas of family, youth and community, and is particularly useful to students whose career plans include working with people in a variety of settings. 15
    Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Introduces the basic principles of fisheries science, fish biology, aquatic plant biology and management, aquaculture and related global issues. 15
    Food and Resource Economics An academic advisor and the undergraduate coordinator in Food and Resource Economics must approve the courses for the minor at least two semesters before graduation. 15
    Food Science Open to all students at the university. Courses for the minor can have prerequisites. 15
    Forest Resources and Conservation Introduces natural resource management and is ideal for students majoring in related fields such as wildlife ecology, soil and water science, environmental science, as well as students who are interested in the social aspects of natural resources. 17-18
    Golf and Sports Turf Management Provides a basic understanding of turfgrass culture and knowledge of the turfgrass industry. 15
    Horticultural Science Open to any student who wants to explore an interest with fruits and vegetables. Some background courses in botany or plant science are recommended. 15
    International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to contribute productively in nonprofit organizations, private businesses and public-sector organizations involved with international development and humanitarian assistance. Open to all students. 15
    International Studies in Agricultural and Life Sciences Courses for this minor must be approved by the associate dean of the college. 15
    Leadership Provides the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations. Open to all students; admission is by application. 15
    Management and Sales in Agribusiness Provides basic understanding and skills in agribusiness sales and management. 15
    Nonprofit Organizational Leadership Provides the knowledge and competencies to perform a variety of roles in nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies and corporations, and government agencies at the local, state and national levels. Open to all students. 17
    Nutritional Sciences Overview of nutrients, nutrient requirements throughout the life cycle and metabolic regulation of nutritional pathways. Open to all students and is particularly appropriate for biology, microbiology and cell science, and zoology majors; and students who are interested in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. 15
    Organic and Sustainable Crop Production Encompasses organic and sustainable practices in horticulture and plant science. Open to any student. 15
    Packaging Science Provides exposure to the tools and knowledge required to solve practical problems in packaging and will help students to gain employment in the packaging industry. 15
    Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Offers academic training and hands-on experience in current laboratory techniques and helps students prepare for graduate school or lab positions in plant biotechnology. 17-20
    Plant Science Undergraduates whose major is not plant science can minor in plant science under the direction of the Department of Agronomy. 15
    Precision Agriculture Uses satellite imagery, aerial photography, field sensors and the Global Positioning System to acquire information about field conditions; analysis promotes effective management decisions. 15
    Soil and Water Science Fifteen credits in soils courses are necessary for certification as a soil scientist and/or to work for the federal government as a soil scientist. 15
    Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Introduces the basic principles of ecology and their application to the challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainability, especially with regard to wildlife and wildlife habitat. 15
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